At Shoalhaven Psychology in Berry and Kiama we are interested in helping people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. We believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.
There are many reasons someone might want to access a psychologist. Often clients identify patterns in their lives they want to change, or people close to them have encouraged them to seek help. We often rely on our loved ones, work colleagues and friends to point out to us things we struggle to see in ourselves. It can help to come and speak to one of our trained listeners to get clarification and direction on these issues.
Seeking help does not mean you have ‘failed’, you cannot cope, or there is something ‘wrong’ with you. In the process of therapy, we are learning about the different layers of our consciousness and experience, in physiological, biological, mental and social contexts.
We can help guide your potential to attain and develop the capacity for processing change and adapting in life. This means establishing an understanding of how our view of the external world enables us to see our internal mechanisms and vice versa; how internal adjustments can empower us to create our external realities. Life is not a permanent state; we are in constant change. Therapy can assist us to attain ‘flow’ through the ability to better differentiate between these states, and negotiate them with appropriateness, skillfulness, and clarity.